More yo-yo’s

by kath_red on July 5, 2007

in News+Letters

Hi Kath -
Am a loyal subscriber to your blog and can’t tell you how much I love it!! Wanted to let you and your readers know I’m posting on my blog the progress of my new quilt studio being built [wow its huge - lucky you - ed] and running a contest for suggestions for the studio. I’ll draw for an Amazon gift certificate from the entries: deadline July 20th. I saw Weeks’ quilt at Quilt National and it was one of my favorites: a simple idea but masterfully design and executed.

Joan from Lazy girl designs sent in a link to a tutorial for making Yo-yo’s using a yo-yo tool! who knew. Also check out our own yo-yo tutorial at whipup if you missed it. And amazing original way to use these yo-yo’s – a barnacle wool throw rug (see image below).

The 2007 Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest is officially underway. It runs from May 1 to July 31, 2007. Grab your friends, your toilet paper and a digital camera and get creative. You can use tape or glue as well. See the official rules for all of the details.

I am a regular visitor to your fantastic blog and it truly inspires me! I’m a few days behind but saw that you had a bunch of book recommendations. “Printmaking for Beginners” caught my eye (and is now on my Amazon wish list :) For my day job I work for a small family run production company in Oregon (we’re about an hour south of Portland). I spend all day editing art and craft (collage, silver clay jewelry, fabric collage, etc) videos and we have a new one on monotype printmaking with a mother/daughter team Julia and Gail Ayres. I thought I’d send you the link because it seems right up your alley! Thanks for all you do! Kelly Here is the youtube link to a preview of the video (looks good) and here is the link to the website.

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1 liz July 5, 2007 at 11:34 am

Aha! Before I checked out the website I thought the toilet paper wedding dress contest referred to those kitsch dolls that slip OVER a roll of toilet paper to disguise its ahem, base, function. but I reckon that’d make a good competition too!

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